Cloud-native refers to applications that are specifically designed to be deployed and run in a Cloud environment.

They are based on the principle that applications are more scalable, reliable and flexible in a cloud environment than in traditional environments. Cloud-native technologies include various aspects such as containerisation, orchestration, automation and continuous deployment.

Cloud-native in the MACH approach

The substantive link to the MACH principle is that cloud-native applications are modular, flexible and integrate seamlessly into a MACH architecture. The MACH principle stands for Microservices, API-first, Cloud-native and Headless.

Cloud-native and microservices

Cloud-native technologies and microservices are two concepts that are closely related and applied together in modern IT environments to provide flexible, scalable and efficient applications.

With microservices, instead of monolithic, integrated applications, tasks are broken down into smaller, isolated services that can be developed, deployed and scaled independently.

Cloud-native technologies and microservices complement each other and enable companies to quickly develop, test and deploy applications. By packaging applications in containers, developers can isolate dependencies and configurations and ensure that the application works consistently in any cloud environment. Orchestration tools allow developers to manage and deploy the containers to ensure scalability and application resilience.

Cloud-native and API

Cloud-native applications are developed API-first. This means that at the heart of the application is the interface structure, which is realised via APIs and all functions are made available. APIs also enable integration with other applications and systems.

Cloud-native and headless

The content link to the headless concept is that cloud-native applications are headless-enabled and thus support the separation of content and presentation in a frontend. Headless applications allow content to be presented on different devices and platforms without the need to customise the application itself.

Advantages of cloud-native

The advantages of cloud-native applications are flexibility, scalability, agility and maintainability. They are also more cost-efficient as they use cloud resources more effectively and are able to respond quickly to changing requirements.

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